Skip to main content


Showing posts from February, 2017

TripleO Quickstart deployments on baremetal using TOAD

This article is going to cover how to deploy TripleO Quickstart on baremetal. The undercloud will still be virtualized, but controller and compute will be deployed on baremetal.
This post belongs to a serie. In order to get more knowledge about TOAD and tripleo-quickstart, please read and
Requirements Hardware A baremetal server is needed to act as Jenkins slave + contain virtualized undercloud. A multi-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 60GB of disk is the recommended setup.One server for each controller/compute that needs to be deployed. They need to have at least 8GB of RAM. NetworkIPMI access is needed for each controller/compute server A provisioning network is required, the jenkins slave and the controller/compute nodes need to be on the same network, and the defined CIDR cannot be used for any other deployments. The n…

Automated OSP deployments with Tripleo Quickstart

In this article I'm going to show a method for automating OSP (RedHat OpenStack platform) deployments. These automated deployments can be very useful for CI, or simply to experiment and test with the system.
Components involvedTOAD: set of playbooks to deploy Jenkins, jenkins-job-builder and an optional ELK stack. This will install a ready to use system with all the preconfigured jobs (including OSP10 deployments and image building).TOAD jenkins-jobs: A set of job templates and macros, using jenkins-job-builder syntax, that get converted into Jenkins jobs for building the OSP base images and for deploying the system.TOAD job-configs: A set of job configurations to be used along with the jenkins-jobs repo. It provides a set of basic configs to build OpenStack using RDO or OSP.TripleO quickstart: set of ansible playbooks, used for building images and for RDO/OSP deployments. System requirementsOne VM to run a Jenkins master + nginx provided by TOAD. If you want to deploy additiona…

Describing TOAD - TripleO automated deployer

An overview of the TOAD framework and the advantagesWhat is TOAD? Fully automated deployment using Ansible (single command spin up)Main goal: to automate OSP deployments for continuous integration (CI) and development purposesTOAD is a CI framework using off-the-shelf components that many partners are familiar with:JenkinsJenkins Job Builder (JJB): Quickstart (oooq): ELK Stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana) Its core component is TripleO Quickstart, used for TripleO upstream testingFully customizable with oooq settings; can be extendedDeploy environments with one click; trash after finished Of course it’s open source! :) What components make up TOAD?Requirements to install TOADTwo different use cases: virtualized and baremetalOnly one Jenkins+Nginx VM needed t…